How Long To Store Evereyday Foods.

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A Guide to how long to keep everyday foodstuff before throwing out.

Product: Whole wheat flour

How to store/where: Unopened/opened: airtight container in cool, dry place; fridge/freezer

How long: Cool, dry place or fridge: 1 to 2 months; freezer: 6 months

Comments: The oil in the bran quickly becomes rancid at room temperature.

Product: White rice

How to store/where: Unopened/opened: airtight container in cool, dry place; fridge/freezer

How long: Indefinitely

Product: Pasta

How to store/where: Unopened/opened: airtight container in cool, dry place

How long: 1 year

Comments: After opening, transfer to airtight container.

Product: Coffee

How to store/where: Unopened/opened airtight glass or ceramic containers in cool, dark place

How long: 1 to 2 weeks

Comments: Whole beans can be frozen in small amounts for up to a month; do not refreeze — the flavor will be affected.

Product: Sugar (granulated)

How to store/where: Unopened/opened: airtight container in a cool, dry place

How long: Indefinitely

Product: Maple syrup

How to store/where: Unopened/opened: refrigerator or freezer

How long: Refrigerator: 1 year; freezer: indefinitely

Comments: For optimal storage, buy in glass containers only; maple syrup is subject to mold, and glass helps prevent mold.

Product: Olive oil

How to store/where: Unopened/opened: cool, dark place

How long: 12 to 18 months

Comments: Olive oil solidifies if refrigerated, but this does not affect its flavor.

Product: Mayonnaise

How to store/where: Unopened: cool, dark place; opened: fridge

How long: Unopened: see use-by date; opened: 2 months

Comments: In refrigerator, store in door; the oil may separate if the jar is kept in colder parts of the fridge.

Product: Worcestershire sauce

How to store/where: Unopened/opened: cool, dark place

How long: 12 years

Comments: Tastes better with age because liquid evaporates and flavor intensifies.

Product: Spices

How to store/where: Unopened/opened: airtight container in cool, dark place

How long: 1 year

Comments: Date the containers when you purchase them; refrigerate red spices (e.g., paprika), poppy, and sesame seeds.

Product: Eggs

How to store/where: In its original carton in main part of refrigerator (it's not cold enough in the door)

How long: 3 to 5 weeks

Comments: If yolks and whites are separated, can be frozen up to a year.

Product: Potatoes

How to store/where: Cool, dark place; do not refrigerate: flavor will change

How long: 1 month

Comments: Don't w

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